Monthly Archive for November, 2010

Chinese Made or Made in China?

Okay , the jig is up . There are no more Chinese Lutes available. In a manner of speaking there never were any to begin with.  Made in China? No. Master Lu and Master Zheng?  They never existed. Chinese made  ? in a manner of speaking yes.  I’m Chinese . For those very few people who inquired and […]

Polish your wood sir?

Local Luteplayer and raconteur Alfred has been building a lute in my shop and he’s just about finished.  One of the last things to do is to apply finish , we chose to do French Polish. For those of you who don’t know; that’s shellac applied by rubbing with a pad or ” muncea” . […]